St. Apollinaris Catholic Church • 3700 Lassen Street • Napa, CA 94558 • (707)257-2555

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Napa Valley's St. Apollinaris Catholic Church invites you to join us in meeting the spiritual, educational, and physical needs of our growing parish family and community.

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WELCOME TO SAINT APOLLINARIS CATHOLIC CHURCH!

THIRD SATURDAY FAITH AND CULTURE SPEAKER SERIES
Saturday, November 18, at 9:30 am in the church (this is a change from what is in the bulletin), Dr. Margaret Turek will be speaking on "Evangelization and the Movies." All are welcome. Free of charge. Donations accepted to fund future speakers.
For more information, please see the SPEAKER SERIES tab below.
 

WEEKLY OFFERTORY ENVELOPES
2018 Collection Envelopes will be available in the back of church the weekend of November 18/19. If you are not yet using envelopes for your offertory contributions, please contact the parish office (707)257-2555.

TABLE SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18/19
The annual fund raiser for The Table is the weekend of November 18/19. St. A's has participated in this community effort for over 25 years. The Table provides nutritious meals to the elderly on fixed incomes, the disabled, the homeless or temporarily homeless, veterans, families, or anyone who has nowhere else to turn. 100% of your contribution goes directly to feeding those in need. $2.00 provides a complete meal for one guest. Checks can be made payable to “St. Apollinaris Table." Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to volunteer, contribute, or for more information.

ST. APOLLINARIS CHRISTMAS LOVE TREE
It is that time of year when our parish collects toys and food for the holidays for the families of Napa in need, especially after the devastating fires last month. Please select an ornament from the Love Tree, that was decorated by the Youth Group. Return the food items to the church the weekend of December 2/3 and the toys the weekend of December 9/10, for distribution to the families on December 16. Anyone interested in volunteering to help with the sorting during the weeks of December 4-8 and December 10-16 please contact Judy Merwin at (707)225-5413 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. THANK YOU!

OPENING THE WORD - NOVEMBER 19
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A - "Using Our Talents"
5 minute Video-Reflection on the Sunday's Gospel on FORMED 

LUNCH WITH FRIENDS - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 12:00 pm
Join us for sausage, potatoes, dessert, and friendship. Sign up in the church.
 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
There will be no classes November 21, November 22, or November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving. 

RECTORY OFFICE CLOSED
The office will be closed for the holiday on Thursday, Nov. 23rd & Friday, Nov. 24th.

THANKSGIVING DAY MASS SCHEDULE
Thursday, November 23, 7:30 am and 10:00 am.
 
SAINT APOLLINARIS THANKSGIVING DAY DINNER - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23From Clipboard.png
All are invited. Serving turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, yams, salad, vegetables, rolls, and gravy. 
Doors open at 1:00 pm, and dinner will be served at 2:00 pm. Bring an appetizer or dessert, and your own beer or wine. Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 21 at the parish office (707)257-2555.
Help is needed for putting on this special dinner with set up, kitchen crew, and clean up. 
Please sign up at the back of the church or call the parish office (707)257-2555.
 
MARIAN CONSECRATION - WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 2/3
More information can be found in the CONSECRATION tab under SAINT APOLLINARIS PARISH EVENTS.
 

ADVENT MORNING RETREAT - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9
Saturday, December 9. Brother Richard Moratto shares his reflections on “Joy to the World!”
Begins with 8:45 Mass, followed by reflections and prayer from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm. 

THANK YOU FROM THE HOLIDAY ANGEL BAZAAR
I would like to express the feelings of gratitude and offer all of you my most sincere thanks for the tremendous outpouring of support for our Holiday Angel Bazaar! Thank you to our families and parishioners for the ongoing support. The Angels of the Angel Bazaar are countless: many individuals helped in so many differentways—purchasing raffle tickets, baking, donating crafts, individual wine donations, working in the booths or shopping, in addition to all the businesses and wineries who were so supportive with donations for the event. I would like to offer a special word thanks to Sara DeCrevel, our Bazaar Chairperson, and to all the committee members who worked very hard in their particular department. It was a very successful 23nd year event and fund-raiser. ALL the proceeds go directly to benefit the Children’s Religious Education Programs. Thank you also to Sister Peggy for her continued prayers. With my most sincere thanks, Laura Schafle.

CONTEMPORARY SAINTHOOD
Mark Hart illuminates what it means seek sanctity in the 21st century. Unleash the power of the Holy Spirit and become who you are meant to be: A SAINT. Understand the danger of placing human expectations on our supreme God. Jump start your spiritual life and shed light on what it means to be a contemporary saint. Click here to view the videos on FORMED.
 

FATHER SOLANUS CASEY, OFM CAP
Father David will be travelling back to Michigan for a couple of weeks to visit family and also to attend the beatification of Solanus Casey on November 18. Learn more about this humble Franciscan priest who died in 1957. Click here to view the video on FORMED. 

“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” ―Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

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THIRD SATURDAY FAITH AND CULTURE SPEAKER SERIES
Saturday November 18
 at 9:30 am, in the church
"EVANGELIZATION AND THE MOVIES"
Dr. Margaret Turek
 

2014_0519_turek.jpgDr. Turek received her doctorate from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, under the direction of Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna and primary editor of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. She received her M.A. from the DSPT at the GTU and her B.A. from the University of San Francisco. Before embarking on her graduate studies, Margaret received spiritual formation as a Carmelite for six years.

From 2001-2014, she was a professor of theology and spirituality at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park. Dr. Turek was the Director of Faith Formation and Evangelization for the Diocese of Oakland from 2014-2017. In 2107 she returned to St. Patrick’s as professor of Dogmatic Theology and director of the Master’s in Arts. She is a sought-after speaker who will challenge and inspire you to grow closer to the Lord.

All are welcome free of charge. Donations accepted to help fund future events.

Next Speaker: Saturday, January 20, Joseph Pearce, Topic to be announced.

Learn more about our school here:

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Link to St. Apollinaris School Website

 

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Walk for Life West Coast Saturday January 2018 Take Bus to San Francisco

40 Days for Life - Napa

Life Chain Napa October 2017

Napa Valley Culture of Life (Umbrella Respect Life Organization in Napa)

Birthright - a great Napa Community Pregnancy Resource

Alpha Pregnancy Clinic

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In the words of Pope Francis, “even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect”.

Youth Ministry

"You are our hope, the young are our hope. Do not let that hope die! Stake you lives on it! We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father's love for us and our real capacity to become the image of his Son."

-Pope St. John Paul II

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St. Apollinaris Mission

St. Apollinaris is a welcoming Catholic Christian Community united by faith in God, nourished by Jesus through both the Word and the Eucharist and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

We invite you to join us in meeting the spiritual, educational, and physical needs of our growing parish family and community through prayer, faith formation, evangelization, stewardship, hospitality, and social justice.

Religious Education

”Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them.” - Matthew 19:14
As a child ages their understanding of our faith will grow and mature with continued faith formation. Our Catholic faith has much to offer with yearly education a child will grow in understand and love of God. St. Apollinaris has much to offer children through our religious education program.

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Women's Guild

The purpose of the St. Apollinaris Women’s Guild is threefold: Spiritual, Social, and Service. We sponsor a Day of Reflection for members; Bible Study is ongoing; there are 2 dinner meetings, a Mass and Brunch; and we have day trips planned for our members. We do Service by helping with events at St. A’s.

An event is planned each month (Oct – May).

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Family Life

A monthly gathering of married and engaged couples with the goal of assisting them to become the "true" domestic church. This is done by providing tools and information to help them live out God's Plan for the Sacrament of Marriage and to create a vibrant and positive community of married couples. Activities include speakers, dinners, movie nights, game nights, informative video presentations on Catholic teaching about living God's Plan for marriage, family nights, and couple time.